I have been a working Blacksmith since I was sixteen years of age and in 1989 I estsblished my business, Black Barn Forge. From here I design and manufacture ornmental and general Ironwork.
I have past Commissions from The Texas Ballet Company for a hand drawn Cinderella coach and I have
made some very ornamental balustrade for a British TV drama.
I also have made props for several successeful flims i.e medieval hand held fire laterns and four large fire baskets, lift shaft gates for another.
Much of my work is generated from the general public and previous satisfied customers, thier reguests ranging from large driveway gates to small garden gates,railings,security grills and smaller jobs such as candelsticks, and curtin poles.
Other metalwork companies often approach me for handcrafted components such as scrolls,leaf work nails,
rings,twisted bar. etc.
I also carry out renovation work of cast Iron and wrought Iron,copper and brass.
I have recently renovated two copper ,brass and cast Iron lanterns, as well as two large cast Iron gates at
Much of my most satisfying work has been making personalised sculptures, these include a bride and groom ,a pair of airplanes for a gravestone and a three-tier mounted flower for a garden centre, approx 4 feet high.